9 Results for Nunavut

Last week, Iqaluit’s city council was updated on the city water supply and other water related issues, including the proposed amendment of bylaw 200, which includes private hauling of water. Following our piece on Iqaluit’s water supply challenges, council heard that the Lake Geraldine’s water level is lower than usual…

July 30, 2018 @ 9:57am

As Water Canada reported last June, Nunavut faces a water security crisis. In his third term, Iqaluit city councillor Joanasie Akumalik has renewed city council’s attention on the issue of declining water levels in Lake Geraldine, the source of the city’s freshwater, and prompted a move towards solutions, such as…

July 24, 2018 @ 11:13am

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the launch of Canada North, a practice group of lawyers who are dedicated to serving clients in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and the northern regions of many provinces. Encompassing a breadth of legal areas—including corporate commercial, environmental, mining, Indigenous, procurement, and energy law, as well…

January 12, 2018 @ 12:47pm

The Government of Nunavut has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to produce a feasibility study to determine solutions for the replacement of aged and failing water infrastructure in Rankin Inlet. Both the Williamson Lake Pump House (WLPH) and the Nipissar Lake Pump House (NLPH) are in need of replacement. In…

November 16, 2017 @ 1:27pm

The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities is in Nunavut this week to meet with territorial and community leaders to discuss their infrastructure priorities. Today, Minister Sohi joined the Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Nunavut Minister of Community and Government Services, to announce over $230 million in joint funding for nine projects across 19 communities to upgrade solid waste…

May 03, 2017 @ 4:45pm

The governments of Canada and Nunavut announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $48 million in combined funding available to Nunavut communities under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Government of Canada is providing over $36 million for three projects to rehabilitate and improve the community water and…

September 07, 2016 @ 7:43am

After a five-year, $3.3 million study, Rob Jamieson, head of the Dalhousie Centre, and his team at Dalhousie University have come to the conclusion that a well-designed wastewater treatment system can improve Nunavut’s water quality. The team of researchers from Dalhousie University’s Centre for Water Resources Studies say natural tundra…

June 29, 2016 @ 7:31am

The governments of Canada and Nunavut have made a joint investment of over $10.9 million to support two water and wastewater infrastructure initiatives in Rankin Inlet. “This two phased project will provide the required infrastructure for future housing development in Rankin Inlet,” said Lorne Kusugak, Minister of Community and Government…

July 12, 2010 @ 8:05am

The federal government will cost share eligible territorial expenditures incurred by Nunavut through the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements for flood damage caused by snowmelt and heavy rains in June 2008. Over a twelve-hour period on June 8 and 9, 2008, accelerated snowmelt and heavy rains caused flooding in the community…

July 09, 2009 @ 11:17am